Do you prefer to work independently or as part of a team? When you have to work as part of a team in your workplace, its important to do your best to contribute to the success of the group’s projects. After all, you’re all in the same boat together. If the team is successful, you will also ride the wave of success. But if the team fails, you’re all going to sink together!
Check out Dara’s video below to see more examples of how this common idiom is used.
- Oh my God! That monster’s going to eat me!
- Uh, it’s going to eat us! Remember? We’re in the same boat!
The phrase in the same boat is a commonly used phrase which means in the same situation – the same difficult situation.
Let’s look at a few example sentences:
- A: Tom, could you lend me a few quid until next week, by any chance? I’m out of money, but it’s Dan’s birthday tomorrow, and I haven’t got him a present yet.
- B: Sorry, mate. I’m in the same boat! I haven’t got a penny!
- A: Argh! I’ve got so much work to do! How will I ever get it done in time?!
- B: Calm down, Marie. We’re all in the same boat. Don’t worry, we have until 6:00 to finish. We’ll get it done by then.
- The economic crash has affected many people. I couldn’t pay my mortgage and lost my house. Thousands of families are in the same boat. It’s awful!
So, there we are. Do you have a similar phrase in your language? If so, let us know in the comments section below.
Now, see if you can prepare some sentences using the idiom you learned today.
- Are your work friends different from the people you met in school? Why do you think you became friends with each group of people?
- In general, do you think you have a similar perspective on life to the people living in the same country or region as you?
- Do you have similar political opinions to your friends and family members? Why or why not?
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